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raise some revenue and i think everybody is coming to realize that particularly with sandy that, you know, climate change is upon us. we have to start doing something about climate change and global warming. >> tom: as we're facing this fiscal cliff, this dividend cliff at the end of the year, what is your message to your shareholders, those shareholders of your stock that rely on quarterly dividend checks? >> i would say be patient. hang in there. i think if we have parity and combined with that tax reform and a fix to our financial situation, our deficit situation, that, you know, investors will do very, very well. but we have to fix our country's fiscal problems first and foremost. if that ultimately involves a small increase in taxes on investments but at the same time we have tax reform and, you know, we fix the budget, i think our economy will do very well and i think investors in our company but also many other companies will do quite well. >> tom: lew, thank you very much. the chairman of next-era energy. >> thank >> tom: for more research on investors and how they tend to sp
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sandy. elsewhere, volunteers served thanksgiving meals to needy families at homeless shelters across the country, like this one in washington, d.c. turkey and all the trimmings were also served to u.s. troops overseas at bases in afghanistan and kuwait. the british broadcasting corporation appointed a new director-general in the wake of its worst crisis in years. tony hall-- a former bbc news executive and currently the head of the royal opera house-- will replace george entwistle. entwistle resigned from the post earlier this month, amid a controversy stemming from the bbc's coverage of child sex abuse. >> sreenivasan: next, reducing greece's big debt. the troubled country appears to be on track to get some much- needed aid next week. but european union leaders meeting at a summit this week are still unable to agree on how to cut greece's debt to a more sustainable level. "newshour" economics correspondent paul solman has a behind the scenes look at the efforts to do so. it's part of his ongoing reporting on "making sense of financial news." >> reporter: is the euro-crisis resolved?